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Griner blossoming in WNBA after 1st year

PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Lew Wolff willing to re-examine new Oakland ballpark

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Nibali favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Contador looks to Vuelta after Tour exit

MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Saints confirm multiyear deal with Graham

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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Coach: Lynch’s mom just looking out for her son

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Pete Carroll thinks Marshawn Lynch's mom is just looking out for her son.

September 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports

High school student removed from team after helmet incident

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey high school football player who was captured on video apparently hitting an opposing player with that player's ...

September 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Favre & Owens among nominees for Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Brett Favre is back in the news - no, he's not attempting another comeback.

September 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports

San Francisco judge tosses minor league baseball lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge dismissed an antitrust lawsuit filed by minor league players against Major League Baseball and its 30 teams.

September 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports

A’s call up Barry Zito from minors

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are bringing up former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito.

September 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Martin gives up 6 runs as White Sox beat A’s

CHICAGO (AP) - Cody Martin thought his season was over a few days ago. Now, he's simply hoping for another chance to redeem himself after ...

September 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Carr returns to practice

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Derek Carr took a snap and threw a deep pass to Amari Cooper.

September 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Down Under’s eyes on Hayne

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jarryd Hayne recalls his forgettable debut in what is often considered the pinnacle of rugby league and a premier sporting event back ...

September 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Cowboys trade for Raiders’ Brice Butler

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Cowboys have made their first move to try to fill in for Dez Bryant while the All-Pro receiver is sidelined with ...

September 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jake Olson completely lost his sight six years ago. He still has his dream of playing football at Southern California.

September 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Raiders sign S Taylor Mays, DL C.J. Wilson

ALAMEDA . (AP) - The Oakland Raiders responded to injuries to three defensive starters by bringing back safety Taylor Mays and defensive lineman C.J. Wilson on ...

September 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Frazier homers in 10th as Reds hold off Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Todd Frazier hit his 34th home run leading off the 10th to make up for a costly throwing error an inning earlier ...

September 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports

A’s have 10-run fourth in rout of Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Josh Reddick homered and drove in four runs during a 10-run fourth inning to power the Oakland Athletics to a 17-6 rout of ...

September 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports

An onside kick to start OT?

A surprise onside kick to start overtime in Seattle's opener at St. Louis left people wondering if Pete Carroll had lost his mind.

September 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Oakland A’s clinch losing record with loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The only American League chase the Oakland Athletics will win this season is the one to clinch a losing record.

September 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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